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Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base Paperback – Illustrated, May 1, 2012

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"Cauldron-stirring. [AREA 51] is not science fiction. It is an assertive account, revelatory ... Ms. Jacobsen has put together a set of strong allegations about Area 51's covert history ... Her research into the world of 'overhead,' the aerial espionage that needed to be developed in extreme secrecy, is compellingly hard-hittting ... the book is noteworthy for its author's dogged devotion to her research."
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"A compelling narrative of 50 years of covert operations by the CIA, the U.S. military, and the mysterious "Atomic Energy Commission".... Her meticulous research makes for a fascinating read, as it intersperses the accounts of secret government projects with anecdotes from the people who made those projects happen."
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"An informative history...about the creativity, political acumen and courage of the high-flying Cold Warriors who sought to protect the free world in the decades after World War II."
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About the Author

Annie Jacobsen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Area 51 and Operation Paperclip and the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain. She was a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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  • Item Weight : 1.12 pounds
  • Paperback : 592 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0316202304
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316202305
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.85 x 8.25 inches
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books; Illustrated Edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: : English
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